Sing and Play 20 Rock and Roll Hits of the 50's and 60's

Sing and Play 20 Rock and Roll Hits of the 50's and 60's

by The Milkshakes
     
 

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On 20 Rock & Roll Hits of the 50s & 60s, Thee Milkshakes attempt to inject new life into some old chestnuts and succeed, to a point. Billy Childish and Mickey Hampshire both shred things up vocally and their guitars growl and sting in all the right places, while the lo-fi recording gives the set an authentic

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On 20 Rock & Roll Hits of the 50s & 60s, Thee Milkshakes attempt to inject new life into some old chestnuts and succeed, to a point. Billy Childish and Mickey Hampshire both shred things up vocally and their guitars growl and sting in all the right places, while the lo-fi recording gives the set an authentic feel full of vim and vigor. Their choice of songs to cover is both happily inspired (the Shirelles' "Boys," Link Wray's "Comanche," Eddie Cochran's "Something Else," Chan Romero's "Hippy Hippy Shake") and sadly pedestrian (Chuck Berry's "Carol," and "Sweet Little Sixteen," Barrett Strong's "Money," Little Richard's "Rip It Up"). One can't help thinking that they could have dug a little deeper to find some songs that aren't burned into the memory of everyone who has heard them more than once. Perhaps their intention was to hip the kids of the day (late '80s) to some classic rock & roll tunes. If that is the case, it is an admirable goal, and maybe this record did turn some kids on to the original hitmakers. To anyone else, this record is a bit of a waste of time. Better to latch on to a Milkshakes' record made up of Childish and Hampshire original compositions.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2003
Label:
Big Beat Uk
UPC:
0029667402019
catalogNumber:
20

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Performance Credits

Milkshakes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Lee Dorsey   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Sade Adu   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Billy Loveday   Liner Notes
Stuart Matthewman   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
John Meeks   Composer
Wayne Shanklin   Composer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Chan Romero   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Johnny Earl   Composer
J. Karen Thomas   Composer
Will Hay   Producer
Johnny Meeks   Composer
Mark Grant   Composer

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